A significant part of my career has been involved with project management. Project management experiences at Liverpool John Moores University, NHS Executive NW, Doncaster Health Authority, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust and the NHS in Cheshire have all called for working flexibly in managing multiple tasks, embracing both operational and strategic matters. Collectively, these experiences have called for an organised, analytical approach in determining priorities and coordinating resources.
Cheshire West Primary Care Trust
Project: Assessment of Usage of Clinical Guidelines and Protocols: Setting-up Knowledge Systems for Electronic Retrieval
Identify and audit the clinical guidelines and protocols in use on the Intranet and elsewhere within the organisation and consult as to their usage; set-up maintenance processes and procedures for the documents to ensure their systematised collection, verification and posting onto the Intranet; devise document control procedures to identify guidelines/protocols; and archiving when out-of-date. Extensive consultation of staff.
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Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust: Marketing Librarian
Project: This was a change management project to overcome user group perception that the on-site library was for doctors' (medical) use only. The project remit was to identify existing users’/non-users’ information needs of both the nursing staff and the full range of allied health professionals and develop a marketing strategy for the NHS library, to achieve a change in user behaviour.
Doncaster Health Authority: Librarian
Project: To set-up the first phase of a new in-house library
NHS Executive North West: Librarian
Project: To set-up an archive of financial publications
Liverpool John Moores University: Modular Catalogue Project Officer
Project: This was a change management project in terms of technological evolution. The project remit was to set-up a database of study modules accessible via the Internet, thereby enabling new and existing students alike to choose what modules they wished study at LJMU.
Read the blog: Aligning Information with Organisational Objectives